30 Funny Print Ads that’ll Make You Laugh

By / Mar 18, 2010 / Inspiration

In the world of print advertising, there’s a small window to grab the audience’s attention. Being restricted to a still image means the message must be very strong and catchy. Ad agencies often rely on humor to achieve this. A humorous print ad campaign starts with a funny idea, but must be brought to life with clever art direction and great visuals.

For this post, we’ve rounded up 30 funny print ads that’ll make you laugh.

8in1 Dental Snacks: Bad dog breath

funny print ads

Rowenta: 2100 Watt Vacuum Cleaner

funny print ads

Fast-working laxatives

funny print ads

Beautiful taps

funny print ads

Granny’s fries without the Granny

funny print ads

Folgers: For mornings less complicated

funny print ads

Duende Azul Costumes: You, but funnier than you

funny print ads

Hyundai Coupe. 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 sec

funny print ads

No insects left

funny print ads

Energizer: Never let their toys die

funny print ads

Suplicy

funny print ads

Pattex Superglue: Instant hold

funny print ads

Bad food, bad dog

funny print ads

Kerozen

funny print ads

Purina Bark in the Park

funny print ads

Face Detect

funny print ads

Tires that grip to the road

funny print ads

Kagatani knife: Don’t Drop It

funny print ads

Juicy Fruit: There’s a much juicier chew

funny print ads

FinePix F70 with smile capture

funny print ads

Cafe Rico, an intense wake up call

funny print ads

Steady shot

funny print ads

Olympus Optical zoom

funny print ads

If you don’t move, you get fat

funny print ads

Wide-angle lenses

funny print ads

Dog Toast: You eat what you touch

funny print ads

Don’t let them get comfortable

funny print ads

Yoga classes now on

funny print ads

Cures car smells

funny print ads

Spring Cleaning

funny print ads

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://www.smashingshare.com Smashing Share

    These are really funny and creative. Nice roundup

  • Ann

    LOL, thanks

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Daniel Long

    All of these print ads are very inspiring and creative. The designs have very little time to grab the customers attention so must be hard-hitting and eye catching. All of the above examples have this impact.
    This kind of thing is the opposite to web design, where users are encouraged to navigate the site and enjoy the whole experience.

  • andres

    so cool!! thnx 4 the ride… now back to reality

  • http://www.onextrapixel.com Aidan

    Nice. Creative and always funny as usual.

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

    awesome, quite funny.

  • http://golovatiy.com Andy

    Very nice photo ^_^. Pantera – lol

  • http://www.feralbytes.com Leisha

    Of all the “round-ups” type articles, these are by far my favorite. They encourage clever, outside-the-box thinking. Thanks for the round-up!

  • http://resourcehive.com JC

    Great roundup. Some truly creative ads and some amazing photoshop work. THX!

  • http://www.brandnewconcept.com Debi

    Not surprising that so many showcase animals. People are suckers for ads with animals and humanizing them with humor is a sure way to a hit.

  • http://hbcreativedesign.com Hian Battiston

    Great man! HAHA!

  • http://www.thehdblog.net HDSLR

    Hahahah 😀

  • http://mahmudurrahmanblog.blogspot.com Mahmudur Rahman

    Wow :) Awesome collection. Nice and funny. Thanks to share this wonderful post.

  • http://www.webdesignsoul.com/ Web Design Soul

    Great collection, these ads are funny 😀

  • http://balgle.designerteam.info/ Beth McLain | Web Designer

    Funny and creative indeed!

  • http://mattlackey.net Matt Lackey

    Thanks for the morning laugh. Had to send these around. With the flood of advertising into our every day lives, I have noticed most people, unless told to look carefully and read the ad, will completely miss the funny message and situation.

  • http://stylishwebdesigner.com/ Stylish Web Designer

    Great collection. Really funny ads. Tires that grip the road is my fav add.

  • Robert Wagner

    Great eye opener after an afternoon nap. I’m ready to finish out the day in a good mood.

  • http://designtechstudio.com/ nyca

    Really funny ads. This made my morning.

  • http://adsoftheworld.com ivan @ aotw

    Cool selection! Thanks for the backlinks!

  • http://adlankhalidi.com myAdlan | Creative & Innovative

    I’ve seen some of them on adsoftheworld before. Anyway, it’s really funny. Nice roundup!

  • Amanda

    Dog Toast was hilarious! They’re all really creative, but that one truly made me laugh.

  • http://blog.artundweise.de Nicole Haase

    Very nice collection!
    I enjoyed watching. I wasn´t laughing out loud, but I had a big grin – thank you!

  • http://www.racksystem.it Ilaria

    Really great!!! 😀

  • maria

    Very funny! Great collection!

  • http://lava360.com lava360blog

    lol. this is hilarious. love it :)

  • http://www.nburmandesign.com Multimedia Design

    Brilliant collection! Are these all from the same agency?

  • http://twitter.com/AlfredBaudisch Alfred

    hahahah the first one is the best. My pinscher mouth is something like that.

  • http://cmstutorials.org krike

    haha awesome 😀 gave me a good laugh 😀

  • http://www.nationalloansource.com/ Alex Aguilar

    The second one is too funny to me true…hahaha

  • http://www.bcandullo.com Brad

    Very creative and refreshing. Great use of photo manipulation.

  • http://mediatemple.net Scott DeSmet

    Love this stuff!

  • Jason

    Very cool stuff.

  • http://www.bloggs74.com/ cameron

    hehe…. its really hilarious

  • Dave Angel

    I have to click, and click back 30 times; or open 30 new tabs or windows, because you’re too lazy to make a page I can scroll down? Meh.

    • BooOnYou

      They were all on one page. Internet fail?

  • AdamSok

    Those are terrific, thanks for sharing.

  • zubyr sota

    :) 1000 time

  • Ananya

    really awsm!!

  • Imad

    I liked these pictures, but I neeeded to know their original companies and locations, but couldn’t.

    Bad thing :(( for a great page :))

    Imad

  • http://ipadinterfaces.com iPad Interfaces

    haha! Steady Shot is awesome! 😀 I love that one :) Nice collection!

  • http://p163.sg Angelee

    I love this, it makes me ‘haha’, I wonder when I can take a funnier pic and add it here.. there goes the inspiration..

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk SJL Web Design

    Awesome post, some really funny and creative ads.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.irshadonweb.com Irshad ul Islam

    Nice one
    Keep up da good work.
    I liked the “Purina Bark in the Park”
    Want some more of it.
    Best of luck for the future.

  • nagesh

    Very funny! Great collection!

    thanks

  • http://www.waapsols.com nikhil

    thanks . if i have some idea n wanna share with this you rhen wat to do

  • http://webylife.com Nikunj

    This ads are really hilarious & states that inspiration can come in any forms 😉

  • http://smillamagazine.com/ benedetta.s

    Wow! it’s really amazing. thank you very much!

  • Zoe

    LOL, those are priceless! :)

  • http://www.designituk.com Elaine

    Some of these really put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing